As seen on WWE Smackdown this week, General Manager Daniel Bryan made his much-anticipated return to the show, and brought with him the news that he has been medically cleared by WWE to return to in-ring competition.
According to ShowBuzz Daily, this week’s WWE Smackdown averaged 2.888 million viewers, which is not only up from last week’s 2.771 million viewership average, but is also the biggest audience the show has garnered so far in 2018.
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This week’s WWE Smackdown also featured Bryan ‘firing’ Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev, and a face-to-face meeting between WrestleMania 34 opponents Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton and Bobby Roode.
This week’s WWE Smackdown ranked #5 in overall cable TV viewership for the night.
Below are several highlight videos from this week’s WWE Smackdown:
In the wake of their vicious attack on Shane McMahon last week, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn receive a shock when they are fired by returning General Manager Daniel Bryan.
The Viper, The Glorious One and The Modern Day Maharaja look for an edge en route to their United States Championship Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania.
The King of Strong Style battles The Bulgarian Brute, as his WrestleMania opponent, WWE Champion AJ Styles, looks on at ringside.